Advisor Tagata o le Moana/Pacific Peoples

Health Promotion Agency - Te Hiringa Hauora

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Advisor Tagata o le Moana/Pacific Peoples
(Location – flexible, but Auckland or Wellington preferred) 

Kia hiwa rā, kia hiwa rā

Nau mai, haere mai, whakapiri mai!

Kia koutou ngā rangatira mā

Kia kaha, Kia māia ki te tono mō enei nohonga ki ā Te Hiringa Hauora

We welcome you, come closer.

Come closer to hear the words of encouragement and urge you all to apply for the positions on offer at Te Hiringa Hauora.

Ko te kaupapa | About the role 

This is a new role incorporated in the newly established Kai Okohapai team, which has a focus on health outcomes for Māori and Pacific Peoples. The team has a focus on Te Tiriti O Waitangi, Equity and Sustainability.

The key purpose of the Advisor Tagata o le Moana role is to support the Principal Advisor Tagata o le Moana, and the wider Kai Okohapai team, in the development and delivery of projects that will have maximum impact on wellbeing outcomes for Pacific Peoples.

On any given day, you may be asked to work with Pacific communities for an approach that will raise awareness for measles, or work alongside a non-government organisation (NGO) on a funded project for health and nutrition. You could work with our research team or marketing team to provide a Pacific World View lens to the work we are undergoing, or internally work on initiatives that enhances Pacific cultural competencies. The work is varied, diverse, meaningful and impactful.

Nga taonga kei roto I tou kete matauranga | What you bring

You will either be tertiary qualified or have at least two years’ experience as an Advisor, or similar role, along with demonstrated experience and success working with Pacific Peoples. We would also like to hear from you if you have the passion and heart for our Pacific people and you feel you have the relevant skills to do the job.

An understanding of Pacific Cultural frameworks, such as “Talanoa’ and “Va’, in addition to excellent communication and interpersonal skills are required. You will understand intrinsically what equity is and coupled with Pacific Cultural frameworks, champion this way of working to deliver real results, in real time, for real people in our communities.

You will be a disrupter asking the questions that need to be voiced. You will be a skilled writer to ensure that our voice is heard on paper through the relevant policy channels. You will be proactive – partnering with our community and your colleagues to get the job done. You will be a strategic thinker to map our journey and to identify where the opportunities are to do things differently. You will be a competent and capable user of technology and of Microsoft office products.

Ko wai mātou | Who we are

Te Hiringa Hauora leads and delivers innovative and high quality national health promotion initiatives. Te Hiringa Hauora is a Crown entity that works with partners including iwi, medical professionals, researchers and academics, community groups, public health advocates, and others who are aligned to our goals.

Te Hiringa Hauora acknowledges the special relationship between Māori and the Crown under Te Tiriti o Waitangi and is committed to recognise and respect the articles of Te Tiriti. Te Hiringa Hauora encourages and supports staff to learn and enjoy te reo, waiata and increase knowledge of Te Ao Māori. 

Te Hiringa Hauora prides ourselves on providing flexible working options to our staff where possible. If the location, hours, or other conditions of this advert don’t suit your requirements, please ensure you apply and talk to us about what can work for you. We do our best to work with staff to offer opportunities to make things work for them, and for us.

Me pēhea te tono | How to apply

To apply for this role, and for a full job description and an application form please go to the vacancies page on our website Please send the completed Te Hiringa Hauora application form, CV and covering letter to

Applications close at 9am on Tuesday 1 December 2020. For further information, phone Linzie Sutton on (04) 901 0954. Please note, Te Hiringa Hauora is a smoke free organisation. All applicants should be currently eligible to work in New Zealand.


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